Racing followers could lastly get a brand new winner this season because the Monster Power Cup Collection heads to Michigan Worldwide Speedway for the 15th race of the season – it simply could also be a day later than anticipated.
Mist and a gradual drizzle compelled NASCAR to maneuver the race from its authentic begin time on Sunday to at the moment at 5 p.m. E.T.. That is the second race of the yr that had a Sunday rainout (Dover).
After successful final week’s Pocono 400, Kyle Busch isn’t one of many favorites to file his fifth win of the yr on the FireKeepers On line casino 400 on Sunday. Busch, the present Cup Collection factors chief, will begin seventh, however he would not have a historical past of success at Michigan in comparison with different tracks. Of the tracks the NASCAR ciruit has been to this season, Busch has solely led fewer laps at Talladega and Las Vegas than he has at Michigan Worldwide Speedway.
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Whereas Kevin Harvick sits fifth within the standings, he has but to file a win this yr – the longest drought of his five-year stint with Stewart-Haas Racing – one thing he may very effectively change on Sunday. Harvick is the latest Cup Collection winner at Michigan after successful the Customers Power 400 there final August, and he might be beginning third. Harvick has completed fourth 5 occasions this yr.
Kyle Larson will look to return to type after a pair of disapointing finishes at Charlotte and Pocono. The No. 42 driver gained three consecutive races at Michigan from 2016-17, a feat solely matched twice in NASCAR historical past by Invoice Elliott and David Pearson.
Michigan Worldwide Speedway’s size (two miles lengthy) mixed with 18 diploma banking within the corners makes it one of many quickest tracks on the circuit and will result in loads of inexperienced flag racing as drivers proceed to experiment with the brand new guidelines package deal.
As a result of its proximity to Detroit, automobile producers take lots of pleasure in successful right here. Chevrolet used to reign supreme, recording six victories in eight tries from June 2014 by means of August 2017, till Ford got here on sturdy final yr, sweeping each races with Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Fords grabbed eight of the highest 10 positions at qualifying for the FireKeepers On line casino 400.
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NASCAR at Michigan: Reside updates, highlights from FireKeepers On line casino 400
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Warning flags: 1
Lead adjustments: 2
Lap leaders: Joey Logano (56), Denny Hamlin (three), Aric Almirola (1)
Stage 1 winner: Joey Logano
5:54 p.m.: Logano beats Bowman by a single automobile size to win his sixth stage of the season, essentially the most amongst all drivers. Erik Jones completed third.
5:51 p.m.: Kyle Larson has improved 16 spots because the competitors warning to seventh.
5:48 p.m.: Harvick hits pit street with seven laps remaining. He was complaining of a unfastened wheel. It might price him a lap.
5:44 p.m.: Aric Almirola passes Erik Jones for second with 13 laps left in Stage 1.
5:40 p.m.: Kurt Busch hit the wall with some first rate pressure. It precipitated Harvick to hit the brakes, dropping him seven spots to ninth.
Kurt Busch: “Received proper rear injury, do not know the way unhealthy. Test it please.”
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5:34 p.m.: Midway by means of Stage 1, and Martin Truex has skyrocketed to 3rd.
5:29 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson collided with Matt DiBenedetto on pit street. Fairly heavy injury to Johnson’s entrance proper.
5:26 p.m.: Logano took two tires however nonetheless gained the race off pit street.
5:23 p.m.: Competitors warning after 20 laps for rain from in a single day.
5:20 p.m.: Kyle Busch is all the way in which again in 22nd.
5:17 p.m.: Ten laps in, it is Logano, Harvick and Hamlin on the prime.
5:11 p.m.: Clint Bowyer had the worst begin, dropping eight spots to 13.
5:10 p.m.: Inexperienced flag!
Monday, 5:01 p.m.: Appears to be like like significantly better climate at the moment for some quick racing.
Sunday, four:31 p.m.: Official phrase is the race has been postponed till Monday at 5 p.m. E.T..